*This post was also sent as an email to GBTA Members.* Recently, GBTA launched a GoFundMe campaign created specifically for GBTA or Texas BTA members who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Nearly 600 individuals who are members of GBTA or Texas BTA live in the impacted areas and now face the destruction left behind following
Although GBTA Convention 2017 came to an end nearly two months ago, it’s still fresh on our minds. Our 49th annual Convention in Boston brought together nearly 7,000 travel professionals and industry leaders and featured over 400 exhibitors, including nearly 100 first-time exhibitors. We had a chance to speak to a handful of first-time exhibitors
Buying Business Travel reports Houston airports are returning to full service in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation. USA TODAY reports Hurricane Irma has resulted in heavy damage to St. Martin’s Princess Juliana Airport, one of the world’s most famous airports. The same source states that over 2,000 Florida flights have already been canceled due
Travel management encompasses a variety of industry players: non-profit corporations, hoteliers, small and medium-sized enterprises, airlines, travel management companies, data consolidators, consultants that act as a liaison between buyers and suppliers – the list goes on and on. Despite the wealth of available information, diving into managed travel as an individual with little to no experience
According to USA TODAY, airlines have canceled more than 11,000 flights across the nation since Hurricane Harvey first began affecting schedules. Airports reopened on Wednesday, but flights are running on a limited schedule. If you would like to help with relief efforts, please make a donation to the Red Cross. You may also donate to
*This post has also been distributed as an email to GBTA members.* By now, most of you have seen numerous news stories of the historic flooding in Houston and surrounding areas in recent days. As a Houston area resident, my heart goes out to all that are impacted by the devastation resulting from Hurricane Harvey.
Buying Business Travel reports that the UK laptop ban has been lifted on Tunisia flights. According to USA TODAY, Qantas is planning for a 20-hour non-stop flight from Australia to London. Buying Business Travel reports that Vietnam Airlines and Garuda have agreed to an extended partnership including more codeshares. Business Traveller notes that the disparity
According to TechCrunch, the battle between hotels and Airbnb has escalated in New York City. A campaign backed by a union representing hotel workers and the Hotel Association of NYC claims there’s a link between Airbnb’s short-term rentals and public security threats. Business Traveler reports that Airberlin and JetBlue have partnered to offer connecting flights.
According to The Hill, David Pekoske was sworn in as TSA administrator on Thursday, one week following his unanimous approval by the Senate. Al-Jazeera notes that the UAE and Bahrain have granted Qatar Airways new routes following a two-month blockade. Skift reports that Qatar has ended tourist visa requirements for 80 nationalities. According to The
According to Buying Business Travel, passengers traveling through major European airports are facing up to four hours of immigration delays caused by the introduction of a new set of rules. 4Hoteliers reports that the TSA has announced new U.S. airport screening procedures for electronics in carry-on bags. Travelers must begin placing all electronics larger than